Alan Conkey, one of the founding member and president of the CEESA and founder/owner of Educational Consultants International.
This session would be appropriate for any board members and heads of school. This survey has been compiled off and on for about 20 years.
The information that will be shared in this session was taken in the fall of 2012 with 107 international schools and 41 board chairs responding. The survey consists of information about international schools with respect to the board, how it is constituted, how it functions, meetings, committee structure and meetings and the partnership between the head and the chair. This survey helps to benchmark your school and it may generate many questions for discussion with your board.
After teaching 12 years in Oregon, Alan began his overseas career teaching at the John F. Kennedy Schule in West Berlin in 1980. He then spent the next nineteen years as head of four international school: The American School of Zagreb in Croatia, The International School of Prague, Czech Republic, Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador and The American International School of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Oregon and is A.B.D. from Boston University.
Alan was one of the founding member and president of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association, served on the European Council of International Schools board and on the board of the Academy for International School Heads. He has served as a board consultant to two boards in the UAE.
He was a full-time Senior Governance Consultant with the Council of International Schools (CIS) for seven years, he traveled worldwide presenting On-Site Governance and Partnership Governance Workshops for schools and boards. He then spent one year as Senior Consultant for Leadership Searches for CIS. He also worked with schools on special projects especially in the areas of policy development and leadership.
He is now self-employed with his own consulting firm, Educational Consultants International, and continues to present Board workshops but now on a limited basis. He also assists schools with policy issues and leadership. He serves as a mentor for school heads under the auspices of AAIE and Wilkes University.
When not working, he enjoys time at home in Florida playing golf - lots of golf.